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Can Emotional Abuse be a Criminal Act?

In this interview with Philip Enright, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General, Government of Ontario, the conditions where emotional abuse can be either prosecuted, or used as...

Bridging Aging and Women Abuse - A Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to highlight what is unique to older women abuse, best practices to support older women, and to provide tools for service providers working with older women (including a...

As an Educator, What Can I do?

Many students from violent homes and many abused women have expressed frustration in dealing with professionals and service providers, as they are too often met with well intentioned responses that...

Are You Pregnant? You and Your Baby Deserve To Be Safe: Violence during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful moment in the life of a woman and her partner.  However, if the pregnancy is not wanted, if there are economic or immigration problems, it creates pressure and...

Are You Emotionally Abusive? Questions for Men to Ask Themselves

Emotional abuse in intimate relationships is a serious problem. Many people believe that physical violence is the only legitimate form of abuse. Women say that emotional abuse effects them as much,...

Are You Emotionally Abused? Questions for Women in Heterosexual Relationships

Many women find that emotional abuse is difficult to name or even talk about. They often wonder if it is serious because you cannot see it, like bruises or broken bones. Emotionally abused women...

Annotated Bibliography: Emotional Abuse Of Women By Their Intimate Partners

1. Alexander, R. (1993). Wife-Battering: An Australian perspective. Journal of Family Violence, 8(3): 229-251. Study examines the leading definition of wife battering and questions the emphasis on...

An Integrated Anti-Oppression Framework for Reviewing and Developing Policy: A Toolkit for Community Service Organizations

This toolkit is designed to help community service organizations become better able to reflect the values, beliefs and life experiences of everyone in their community. In this way, they will become...

An Emotional Abuse Survivor's Story: Nancy

As someone who suffered abuse throughout a 15-year marriage and beyond, I would like to share what I believe to be some sure signs of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is more insidious than other...

Abuse Signs and What You Can Do

You may be becoming or already are a victim of abuse if you: Feel like you have to "walk on eggshells" to keep him from getting angry and are frightened by his temper. Feel you can't live without...

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